In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(person) sentirse(person) encontrarsehow do you feel or how are you feeling? — ¿cómo / qué tal te encuentras / te sientes?
- I feel ill/fine — me encuentro / estoy / me siento mal/bien
- you'll feel all the better for a hot bath — ya verás cómo te sientes / te encuentras mucho mejor después de un baño caliente
- to feel hot/cold/hungry/thirsty — tener calor/frío/hambre/sed
- he began to feel hot/cold — empezó a sentir calor/frío
- to feel tired — estar / encontrarse / sentirse cansado
- I feel as if / as though I'm going to faint — siento como si me fuera a desmayar
- to feel oneself
- I wasn't feeling quite myself — no sé qué me pasó
- we'll discuss it again when you're feeling more yourself — lo volveremos a hablar cuando estés mejor
- I felt dizzy from standing so quickly when I had gotten out of bed.
- He might feel shock or surprise or perhaps amusement, and I did not want my gift to give rise to any of these thoughts in him.
- They both grinned at me and I suddenly felt uncomfortable under their gazes.
- Training supported by a mentoring programme and a help desk can help staff feel more secure.
- Do you ever feel uncomfortable leaving a comment on a blog you've never commented on before?
- He made me feel welcome when I came back from my injury, too.
- We also aim to make parents feel more confident.
- Can the reader feel pity and terror for Macbeth?
- We like people to settle in, make it their own and feel comfortable.
- Maybe you should do something nice for her, to make her feel special.
- I felt like a failure and ate more, only making me feel worse.
- All the swallowing has made me feel ill and keeping anything down is hard.
- Does this mean I have to find friends that make me feel inferior?
- It can take several minutes to complete the mayonnaise, by which time your whisking arm will feel dead.
- She pulled herself up using the wall as a support, still feeling dizzy.
- I have just been down to Myrtle Walk and felt physically sickened by its filthy, dilapidated state.
- Reddish tints gleamed in her hair, and he felt the urge to run his hands through it.
- Many women feel uneasy about taking medications during pregnancy.
- He felt a strong urge to run, but his friends were in there.
- She almost felt ashamed for it, though she knew she shouldn't.
- In general, respondents felt confident in their abilities to deal with alcohol problems.
- Two decades ago she was a highly driven academic - until the fateful morning when she got out of bed feeling not quite herself.
- Reading a diary - even if its author is several hundred years dead - sometimes feels voyeuristic.
- When I think about it, I just feel horribly guilty.
- However, she felt a twinge of disappointment when she couldn't see him.
- I wasn't really concentrating and I wasn't feeling myself.
- However, not all SFU students feel so strongly about the issue.
- She forced herself to refocus on what was going on in front of her and suddenly felt at ease.
1.2my arm feels stiff — tengo el brazo entumecido
- my eyes feel itchy — me pican los ojos
- my legs felt like jelly — me temblaban las piernas
2(emotionally, mentally, morally)sentirseto feel sad/nervous — sentirse / estar triste/nervioso
- she feels old — se siente vieja
- I don't feel any different/older — no me siento diferente/más viejo
- I feel (like) a complete idiot — me siento como un perfecto imbécil
- I felt (like) a new man/woman after my vacation — me sentí como nuevo/nueva después de mis vacaciones
- I feel as if / as though / (informal) like I've been away for ages — tengo la sensación de haber estado fuera mil años
- we feel very pleased that she is back — estamos muy contentos de que haya vuelto
- feel free to call at any time — no deje de llamar cuando quiera
- imagine how I felt! — imagínate cómo me sentí
- how do you feel about your parents' divorce? — ¿cómo has tomado el divorcio de tus padres?
- how would you feel about Smith as president? — ¿qué te parecería que Smith fuera el presidente?
- it feels wonderful to be back — es maravilloso estar de vuelta
- if it feels good, do it — si te apetece, hazlo
- I feel bad about not having asked her — me da no sé qué no haberla invitado
- how does it feel? — ¿qué se siente?
- what does it feel like? — ¿qué se siente?
- They had felt capable of carrying out the work which was being sought.
- These are the people who rock up to class each week just because it makes them feel dead sexy.
- Her people are crying in front of her and she felt out of place.
- I twisted my hair up in a knot and suddenly, in the soft light, felt quite beautiful.
- Jones says it is not just about dealing with employees that feel under pressure.
- He pulled his knees up to his chest and wrapped his arms around his legs feeling very out of place.
- When you feel comfortable on one foot with your eyes open, close them.
- Perhaps in some way they feel abandoned and search for someone who is always going to need them.
- It was helpful, but I felt a failure if I couldn't make him fall around laughing.
- But, just a few months shy of his 28th birthday, as well as reaching his peak physically, he feels that he is at his mental best, too.
- The survey highlighted that 68 per cent of the residents feel safer now than they did before the Neighbourhood Wardens started.
- The only thing I felt capable of doing was locking myself in a room and making a record.
- The capital side have been excelling in ladies football for the past few seasons, however this team now feels capable of taking on anyone.
- After losing more than a stone since the Open, he also feels in the best physical shape of his life.
- Parents feel helpless in today's changing world and wonder how to cope with the truant child.
- But following off-season surgery to his wrist and shoulder, he feels ready for the physical demands of Super League.
- There's no gate at the entrance and students just don't feel safe.
- I feel better and more capable, and more attractive now than I have ever felt in my life.
3(have opinion)I feel that … — me parece que …
- it's something I feel strongly about — es algo que me parece muy importante
- how do you feel about going to Rome this summer? — ¿qué te parecería si fuéramos a Roma este verano?
- how do you feel about these changes? — ¿qué opinas de / qué te parecen estos cambios?
- I won't feel any differently — no voy a cambiar de opinión / de parecer
4(seem, give impression of being)her skin felt very smooth — tenía la piel muy suave al tacto
- your hands feel cold — tienes las manos frías
- the water feels very chilly at first — el agua parece muy fría al principio
- it feels cold outside — hace frío afuera
- it feels like silk — parece seda al tacto / al tocarlo
- how does that feel? — it's still too tight — ¿cómo lo sientes? — todavía me queda apretado
- the patient's pulse felt normal — el pulso del paciente parecía normal
- it feels as if / as though / (informal) like it's going to rain — parece que fuera a llover
- it feels like rain — parece que va a llover
- it feels like spring — parece que estuviéramos en primavera
5(search, grope)to feel for sth
- he felt for the alarm clock — buscó a tientas el despertador
- he felt in his pocket for his lighter — se llevó la mano al bolsillo buscando el mechero
- she felt (about / around) in her bag for her keys — rebuscó las llaves en el bolso
- I spin my head to see who felt me up, and it's just a woman with no distinguishable features who looks like she's on her way to work too.
- He wants you all to himself, he doesn't even like other people looking at you, much less feeling you up,’ he said in a sexy voice, and pulled her close to him.
- After Evan had felt me up, I really didn't like people touching me.
- But if you were felt up at a high school party because you got a little too drunk to say no, maybe we should put you in jail.
- In the afternoon Burginde rummaged amongst our wool sacks, feeling with her hands how much carded fleece was left.
- We start making out and I started feeling her up.
- Mac ran a hand over his short hair, then gently felt the bump on the back of his head.
- While waiting in queue to buy their tickets, they were mobbed by local men, who manhandled them, pushed them into a corner, pressed against them and felt them up.
- On her way down the stairs she felt inside her pocket to make sure she still had the keys.
- I felt around and found some old newspapers and tried to cover myself.
- Yeah, he was just feeling you up and getting off with you!
- I felt around under the bed for some kind of weapon: if they made one more move on him it'd be their last.
- She ran a hand through her hair and felt the cut where she had been roughed up by Derek.
- So, if you want to get close, maybe try to feel out her worldview before you feel her up.
- He taught me and my sister backgammon and felt us up.
- I just keep feeling the hair in the back there and trying to get all the hair on the back of my neck off.
- He backed away from the couch, and felt for the light switch.
- They groped us, felt us up and thrust their pelvic regions into our backsides.
- Head to the first floor where the exhibitors have taken individual rooms to get you to see, touch, and feel the products.
1(touch)(surface/body) tocar(body/surface) palparfeel my forehead: it's burning — tócame la frente: la tengo ardiendo
2(perceive)(sensation/movement/force) sentirI couldn't feel my fingers — no sentía los dedos
- he felt the bed move — sintió moverse la cama / que la cama se movía
- I can feel my heart beating — siento como me late el corazón
- A familiar Spring breeze blew past us and I felt my hair brushing against my face.
- She felt around for the lock and grimaced when she felt the cold metal touch her skin.
- I can almost feel the texture of candyfloss in my hair or the stickiness of a toffee apple all over my face.
- He suddenly felt his brother's hand on his arm.
- He could still close his eyes and see her face, smell her hair and feel the touch of her hand on his.
- She found a rare empty seat and was walking toward it when she felt a tap on her shoulder.
- She testified that she placed her left hand on the man's forehead and felt no hair.
- I didn't know what was going on, but apparently they had felt the vibrations from the quake and come out of the sand.
- She could feel a rough wall against her back and she wondered where they had taken her.
- I walked around the park in my bare feet, feeling the cool soft grass, until I found a shady spot to sit down.
- A hand went up to her hair as she felt it falling out of the bun in wisps beside her temples.
- Cecil ran a soothing hand down her hair as he felt tears coursing down his own face.
- She could hear shallow breathing and felt the warmth of a body turn over.
- After a few minutes, he felt the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end like he was being watched.
- When she stepped out of the alley, she immediately felt the hair on the back of her neck prickle.
- Lise felt the vibrations on the ground coming closer.
- Both of them were pacing around the beach, feeling the hot sand beneath their cold feet.
- When he hears a particularly fine piece, he says he can feel the hairs coming up on his arms.
- When Turat tugs a long, sturdy aluminum tent stake out of the ground, he feels the pointed end with his finger and catches Smith's eye.
- She felt it remove the short ribbon binding her hair, felt the braid loosen and her blue tresses whip free.
- She could feel the water begin to ebb away from her skin, and she felt her damp hair drying.
- I felt a strand of hair fall across my face and a moment later a tender hand brush it back into place.
- I felt someone touch my hand.
- Alexia was about to get up when she was yanked backwards by her hair, she felt a knife at her throat and looked up.
- While it is still winter, we can start to feel the change in climate upon us.
- He felt the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end as he sensed that Lucas was nearby.
- He had just turned on the water and began shampooing his hair when he felt the door open.
- She felt them braid her hair very tightly and then heard them take the scissors to it.
- Sitting in the car on a wet afternoon, I felt the hairs prick up on the back of my neck.
3(experience)(shame/indignation) sentirI felt the anger rise up in me — sentí que me hervía la sangre
- do you feel anything for her? — ¿sientes algo por ella?
4(be affected by)sentirold people feel the cold more than we do — a los ancianos el frío les afecta más que a nosotros
- she really felt her mother's death — la muerte de su madre la afectó profundamente
- the consequences will be felt for a long time to come — las consecuencias se sentirán / se notarán durante mucho tiempo
- Art is a luxury, so our industry often feels an economic downturn before other industries.
- Smith died in 2003 of a fatal stab wound to the heart and his departure has been felt around the world.
- As a committed family man he would have felt those tragedies keenly.
- We're all feeling the loss of heroes that we love.
- The effects of climate change continue to be felt around the world, with increasing severity.
- When trading started again on Monday morning, the financial impact of the failure was quickly felt.
5(consider)to feel sb/sth to + inf
- he felt himself to be a burden on his family — se sentía una carga para su familia
- I feel it important to warn you — creo / considero que es importante advertirte
- it was felt necessary to introduce new legislation — se creyó / se consideró necesario introducir nueva legislación
- she feels (that) the financial aspects are being neglected — considera / cree que se están descuidando los aspectos financieros
- she feels very strongly that … — está absolutamente convencida de que …
- it is felt by many that … — mucha gente considera que / es de la opinión de que …
- the exam was unfair — that's just what I feel — el examen fue injusto — lo mismo pienso yo
- My policy is to ignore readers who feel it necessary to resort to insults.
- Was his life at the ranch so difficult he felt it necessary to leave?
- But he felt the management change would see the service finally getting back on the right track.
- Cumbria team manager Roger Hackney said he felt the county championship was being downgraded.
- He felt the changes in lifestyle and especially in farming in recent years was a factor.
- I felt the programme focussed a bit too much on what it was like to be a ‘man’ in 2005.
- He said he felt a change of direction was needed when he took over at the pub, which had stiff competition.
- But he felt the markets might lose their special appeal if they became a routine, weekly event.
- Former party official Matthew Taylor feels that conference has become ‘ritualistic and pointless’.
- In their first eight games, they dropped 11 points, and Aidie Moran felt changes had to be made.
- In the end, Lee felt the parties were looking to exploit his difficulties for publicity.
- He said he felt the incident was a form of discrimination and had left him angry and wanting an explanation.
- Cooper also feels Ferguson's success has sparked a sharp increase in his detractors.
- He feels the protest has achieved what it set out to do and is hopeful the government will cut the fuel tax.
- Calderwood felt Aberdeen's performance was decent up until the goal but degenerated thereafter.
- We felt these meetings did give people the opportunity to clarify points and make their views known.
- Interviews with a number of children and their parents emphasised how successful they felt the event to be.
- He felt the business market between Edinburgh and Europe was under-served.
- Everyone I contacted in my highly unscientific poll feels this election was more than a defeat.
- McLeish admitted it had been a tough election but felt the contest had delivered him a mandate.
1.1(sensation)sensación femeninojudging by the feel of it … — a juzgar por la sensación que da al tocarlo …
- I love the feel of the wind on my face — me encanta sentir el viento en la cara
- this cotton has a smooth feel (to it) — este algodón es muy suave al tacto / tiene un tacto muy suave
- It was a light gray coat made of a material that had the feel of soft fur, but the look of well-made leather.
- The fabric is made of 43% polyester and 57% combed cotton, with a cotton-rich feel.
- Polyurethane is extremely light and has the feel of hardened styrene foam.
1.2(act)to have a feel of sth — tocar algo
- If you have children under five, it's worth having a quick feel inside the video recorder for rogue bananas before angrily demanding a refund.
- I let him have a feel of my hair and kept saying ‘it's a bit of a shock, isn't it?’ (must have been terrifying for a two year old!).
- Give him the warren of streets with their hiding places and dolly birds willing to feed and shelter a man for a few quick feels.
- At 11.25 I wondered if I had any spots that might need squeezing and had a feel round my face.
- The girls were dancing about and the men were trying to get a feel as they walked by, and things were getting out of hand.
2.1(atmosphere, style — of house, room)ambiente masculinotry to render the feel of the poem — trata de transmitir el estilo del poema
- this music has a baroque feel to it — esta música tiene un aire barroco
- The film has a very gritty, realistic feel, again lifting it above being a merely stereotypical genre exercise.
- The vocals soar over the mix adding to the epic feel of each track.
- The seats are very close together, and this lends an intimate, crowded feel to the place.
- The interior has the homely feel of a comfortable country retreat rather than a royal palace.
- The stadium's multitude of glass creates a light, airy feel.
- "Unicorn Dream " is one of these and has the airy feel of a Scandinavian piece.
- But what makes this movie so much fun is the authentic retro feel.
- The first is to give an overall feel of the film.
- But the film's authentic feel is undermined by a series of political compromises.
- Besides, it only adds to the gritty, realistic feel Bogdanovich was aiming for.
- Instead the Cat and Fiddle had an almost homely feel about it.
- Mr Taylor said: " The materials were specially chosen to create an airy feel.
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